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  1. Thoughts on Perfumes as an Obsession

    Thoughts on perfume

    Beware, this is not an essay containing good structure of thoughts, nor will it bring enlightenment to anyone, it is merely a long personal train of thoughts.

    After pursuing perfumes for now more than 3 years I find myself thinking about what they mean to me.
    How comes that I spend most of the money I have to ďspareĒ and sometimes even some that I cant really spare?
    What is the point of having so many fragrances that ...
  2. What is it about perfume and trains?

    by , 2nd November 2011 at 04:52 PM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)

    What is it about a woman on a train that makes a perfume so attractive?

    Here's the new Angel ad...simply stunning, on a futuristic high speed train.

    And Chanel No. 5, on an incredible retro sleeper train, of course.

    Any thoughts?

    Updated 3rd November 2011 at 03:37 PM by Fleurine

  3. Occupy Perfume Counters (Occupy PC, or OPC)

    [Please do not take the initial premise (in the title of this post) seriously. I am just trying to dramatize a situation and make a point.]

    Some radical perfumistas are occupying perfume counters across the country, and even the world, because they are frustrated by the trends they see in the perfume industry leading to downgrading the quality of fragrances and pricing their products beyond the reach of ďthe 99 percent.Ē

    In the meantime, many in the media are pointing

    Updated 27th October 2011 at 07:12 AM by JaimeB

    Philosophy of Fragrance , The Fragrance Industry , Personal Reflections , Perfume History
  4. 100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 18: Necessary Learning

    For anyone just joining me, Iíve been working for a while on this rather epic list. I canít believe itís been this long and Iím only just hitting number 50. Again, this is inspired by the NowSmellThis list of 100 Fragrances Every Perfumista Must Try, but written from a male perspective, or at least including more ďmasculineĒ fragrances.

    As stated before, Iím no expert and have no qualifications whatsoever to write a definitive list Ė Iím just an avid sniffer. So, I look forward ...
  5. 100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 17: Vanilla vs. Vanilla

    In my sniffing adventures, Iíve come to think of vanillas as one of two kinds, which I affectionately call the expensive vanilla and the cheap vanilla. Of course, that has no basis in reality, but it works as a descriptive tool for me. In my brain, there are expensive vanillas, the deep, rich, boozy, realistic ones with the woody undertones. And, to me, there are also cheap vanillas, the ones that smell like cotton candy or marshmallow fluff or cupcake frosting, the kind of vanillas that make ...

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